Elton John (album) by Elton John

Elton John
Elton John by Elton John (1970)
Overall rank: 3,279th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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75/100 (from 190 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1970 (64th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (589th)
Award Best albums of all time (3,279th)
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Love Songs by Elton John (1996) (Audio Cassette)
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Elton John bestography

Elton John is ranked 6th best out of 47 albums by Elton John on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Elton John is Goodbye Yellow Brick Road which is ranked number 240 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 8,244.

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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 78 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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75/100 (from 190 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 14% of albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 74.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 75.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.3.

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From thandall 08/01/2018 05:27
I feel like this album really captures the essence of Elton John's music: Beautiful, thoughtful and dramatic all at once. Some classic songs can be found here, but I prefer the complexity and depth from the lesser known tracks and B-sides.

Overall, an elegant and sensitive record from one of rock music's greatest.
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75/100
From cuzIsed 01/04/2017 22:57
Strong early release. Contains many gems - which are stand-outs in his large catalogue.
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From garycottier 06/17/2016 11:02
Elton John's second album is probably his most intimate of his early records. Predominately piano ballads with a sprinkling of orchestration, it's certainly not a rock'n'roll album. Some nice songs; obviously, your song, is one of Elton's most famous songs, a lovely track. Elsewhere, there's, take me to the pilot, border song, and the king must die. A good record.
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80/100
From gtroda 01/29/2015 19:33
Best Track: Border Song
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From swhaze 01/02/2015 18:09
Your Song may be one of the best songs I haven't heard in a long time...
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From subtleman22 06/05/2012 17:21
A relatively forgotten classic. A few weak tracks, but so much beautiful music on here, Elton's debut would easily make my top 100. Highlights: "Sixty Years On," "King," "Border Song," and "Pilot. And, of course, "Your Song" is one of the prettiest love songs ever. Rating based on original release (without last three songs).
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From gussteivi 02/11/2012 22:48
There are so many beautiful songs on this one.
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70/100
From ffudnebbuh 05/09/2010 20:04
I remember buying "Your Song" as a single in fall of 1970...it really blew me away, I think that it is still his best song.
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From Bork 04/22/2010 20:51
Sir Elton started out strong. Best tracks: Your Song and Take Me to the Pilot. Get the expanded re-release that includes Bad Side of the Moon and Rock N Roll Madonna.
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From SSDBPEARL 03/17/2010 23:59
My continued search for something new. Bringing rock music in new directions, like Bowie. In this case fusing classical elements with the standard rock sound. Border Song, Sixty Years On, The King must Die, and of course Your Song. This album is truly unique in Elton's catalog.
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Best Albums of 1970
1. Paranoid by Black Sabbath
2. After The Gold Rush by Neil Young
3. Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkel
4. John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band by John Lennon
5. All Things Must Pass by George Harrison
6. Bitches Brew by Miles Davis
7. Led Zeppelin III by Led Zeppelin
8. Moondance by Van Morrison
9. Fun House by The Stooges
10. Cosmo's Factory by Creedence Clearwater Revival
11. Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs by Derek & The Dominos
12. Let It Be by The Beatles
13. Loaded by The Velvet Underground
14. American Beauty by Grateful Dead
15. Black Sabbath by Black Sabbath
16. Déjà Vu by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
17. Tea For The Tillerman by Cat Stevens
18. Deep Purple In Rock by Deep Purple
19. Atom Heart Mother by Pink Floyd
20. Abraxas by Santana
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